Big Love is Margo's third album on 1-800 Prime CD and the striking follow up to Margo Hennebach and Michaelean. In Big Love, Hennebach and Saunders explore different aspects of love, from romantic love to the complicated love between a daughter and father--"You were a miner all your life/But I never made you mine"--to something they call Big Love, the act of cultivating compassion--"Crude is surface, just have patience/Sinners will in time become saints/Watch for wild and willing angels/They will touch you with big love."
Big Love was co-produced by Jim Chapdelaine, Mark Saunders, and Margo Hennebach and features guest appearances by artists including Cliff Eberhardt, Seth Farber, and Stephen Nystrup and Stephanie Winters (The Nudes).
Michaelean is the stunning follow-up to Margo Hennebach's self-titled debut. Dubbed "the piano album", Margo shares with her listeners a deep exploration of her celtic influences as well as more personal experiences. Dedicated to her family, the title track is about her sister, who like Margo, was adopted as an infant. "I was struck by my sister's drive to know who she was before she was adopted, and her relief at discovering the name she had been given at birth. This name was Michaelean. During the course of recording this project, I too searched for my birth name and birth mother. Sadly I learned that she passed away in 1981, but I did find out that she was an aspiring writer, and that she played and taught piano, voice, and flute."
Michaelean was produced by Dave Seitz, and features guest appearances by many artists including Denny McDermott (Steely Dan), Michael Visceglia (Suzanne Vega), Stephanie Winters (The Nudes), and of course, Madwoman in the Attic.
Inspired in part by her work as a music therapist on a pediatric oncology unit, Margo Hennebach's self-titled debut album gives listeners an introduction to Margo's quirky writing, wide-ranging vocals, and exquisite musicality. Falling somewhere between Kate Bush and Joni Mitchell in its sensibilities, this album is, in the words of Jim Caligiuri, CMJ New Music Report, "an engaging collection of folk infused with pop smarts. Alternately accompanying her bright attractive vocals with guitar and keyboards. Hennebach creates simple, effective backdrops for her heartfelt yet never trite lyrics...Her songs possess a contemporary feel that should earn her a wide audience. Give a listen for a taste of a new talent with vast potential." Margo Hennebach includes Caledonia, Talk to Me Like the Rain, Have You Ever Seen an Angel, and Winter Snows, and 8 other songs.
Comfort and Joy
Comfort and Joy was recorded in Margo and Mark's home and the Unitarian Society of Hartford, CT, and features Margo and Mark performing a variety of traditional and less traditional seasonal songs with spare accompaniment by keyboard, piano, acoustic guitar and glockenspeil. Katie Lansdale is featured on violin on "We Three Kings"
Comfort and Joy was co-produced by Mark Saunders and Margo Hennebach.
Follow The Rainbow, 1995, Xanthi Records
This is a collection of many of the region's finest R & B, pop, folk, and new age artists, and Margo has two cuts on it, Mercy and All That You Are. Proceeds from this album benefit United Cerebral Palsy. For info, contact Xanthi Records, Attn: Iris Cooper, 300 Observer Highway, Hoboken, NJ 07030. 201-659-3888
Fast Folk Magazine, 1988 - 1994
Margo is featured on many issues of Fast Folk Magazine, the premiere publication devoted to introducing singer/songwriters to the public. Call 212-274-1636 for info about subscriptions.
"Hoot!" Folk Next Door III, 1994
"Local Color" Folk Next Door IV, 1995
Margo also appears on two compilations out of Hartford, CT, with her band, Madwoman in the Attic. These live albums were recorded and produced by WWUH, a wonderful, thriving community radio station. Contact the station directly for info on ordering discs
Some audiences knew Margo first as a backup musician for other artists, especially Rod MacDonald (Shanachie) whom she toured with for a while. She appears on two of his recordings, and on one album each by Richard Shindell, Richard Meyer, and Hugh Blumenfeld. She is also featured on piano, keyboards, and vocals on recordings by Shawn Colvin and John Gorka (Fast Folk), and Paul Winter (Living Music).